Wednesday, November 18, 2009

New keel fuel tanks arrived....

Well actually they have been finished for a week, while I was away.

The piece on top is one the coosa board pieces (generously supplied by Rob) on which the tanks will sit.

The next decision is "To paint or not to paint?"

This document makes interesting reading CLICK HERE.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Live and learn - Alcohol stoves....

During the delivery I had a chance to use the Origo 6000 "non-pressurized" alcohol stove. I had always accepted the general view that these were a bad idea on a number of levels. Well I must say I was impressed.

Not saying I am going that route, but.......

Great sailboat delivery...

Just finished moving a Hunter 30 sailboat from Sarasota, Fl. to Miami, Fl. The initial plan was to sail via the keys but Hurricane/TS Ida put spanner in the works.

No problem, the Okeechobee waterway provided an alternative route. Mast height limitations on fixed bridges is 55 ft. The hunter 30 has a mast height of 50ft 6ins (+ all the expensive bits owners bolt on the top). All good.... except the Port Mayaca Railroad Bridge, vertical clearance is 49ft.

Time to call Billy Owens (tel:561 262 5200), the mast tipper. That's him and his buddy, along with 2,400 lbs of water ballast and a nervous owner (I was driving).

All in all a fun activity. Nice overnight sail from Stuart, Fl. to Miami. Job done.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Off on a sailboat delivery .......

from Sarasota, Fl. to Miami, Fl. just in time to bump into TS Ida. You have to love boating!!!!!!!!